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The Left Hand of Darkness
The Left Hand of Darkness
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin's award-winning, groundbreaking science fiction classic takes us to the world of Winter, and introduces us to its inhabitants, the Gethenians-whose society is not based on gender roles.
ISBN-13: 9780441478118
ISBN-10: 0441478115
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Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Ursula K. LeGuin at her finest; there's a reason this is one of the bedrocks of science fiction. The story is an interesting rumination on the trials of working cross-culturally and of the perils faced in trying to bring change to an established order. But above all it is best known for its philosophical view of gender and what differences we might find in a world where the inhabitants are capable of being either male or female.
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